Turkey Katsina


From: United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Kykotsmovi

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Turkey Katsina
Native Name Koyona
Object Number 2017-15-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Hopi
Provenience United States of America | Arizona | Third Mesa | Kykotsmovi
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Creator Darrell Gourella
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Iconography Turkey

Wooden Katsina doll. The head is painted green and red and features a long yellow beak. On either side of the beak hangs a red and green wattle over a thick ring of neck feathers. Feathers are attached to the arms simulating wings and to the lower back simulating a tail, as well as all over the body. This figure is the Turkey (Koyona) Katsina. Made by Darrell Gourella. (Colton, H. 1959 #208, Wright, B., 1973 #104)

Height 23.8 cm
Width 22.3 cm
Depth 12 cm
Credit Line Gift of Ed and Pat Coyle, 2017

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